When out with her little brother, a girl spots a beautiful green bicycle in a shop window and sets her heart on buying it. Unfortunately she doesn’t have enough money. So, to earn some extra, she does a series of chores for her neighbour. Finally she has the required funds but… oh no… the bike has gone!
Luckily there’s an unexpected and happy ending to this sweet story of a kind and hard-working girl. It’s also fun to spot the subtle changing of the seasons in these soft, sepia-toned pencil-and-watercolour illustrations. See also The Boy and the Airplane(2013).